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Emerson and Nozomi Networks expand partnership for cyber resiliency outcomes

Emerson and Nozomi Networks have announced an agreement that looks to meet the growing demand for OT cybersecurity services and solutions in the industries both companies serve.

The agreement will see Emerson offer Nozomi Networks' advanced solutions for industrial control system cyber resiliency and real-time operational visibility to global customers.

It will combine Nozomi Networks' OT - IoT security and visibility capabilities with Emerson's DeltaV distributed control system (DCS), consulting and professional services. The companies say that this will deliver comprehensive solutions that strengthen cybersecurity outcomes and reduce the risk of downtime due to cyberattacks or process issues.

Emerson's cybersecurity business director of process systems and software business Alexandre Peixoto says the partnership will create better process outcomes for customers.

"By teaming with Nozomi Networks, Emerson is enhancing our customers' immediate access to OT network visibility, security and asset intelligence that integrates seamlessly with our DeltaV DCS and is fully supported by the Emerson Cybersecurity Services organisation," he says.

"Together, we are delivering the deepest possible industrial process expertise, a superior solution and a proven track record serving the most demanding industrial customers."

By utilising the DeltaV suite of software and technologies, the new development can allow increased plant performance with intelligent control that is easy to operate and maintain. The DeltaV DCS is also adaptable to meet customer requirements and objectives and can scale without further complexity.

In addition to enhancing overall processes, vulnerability assessment capabilities also help customers identify OT devices that can be exploited in cyberattacks. Nozomi Networks' asset discovery capabilities combine active and passive techniques to safely identify OT and IoT assets.

Nozomi Networks CEO Edgard Capdevielle says that he is proud of the partnership and looks forward to further creating better secure outcomes and solutions for the future.

"We are teaming with Emerson to address the growing cybersecurity concerns that are an everyday reality for modern automation processes," he says.

"Industrial organisations rely on Emerson for its innovative technologies and solutions. This agreement furthers our joint commitment to help protect critical infrastructure around the world."

Nozomi Networks says that it will continue to accelerate digital transformation initiatives by protecting the world's critical infrastructure from cyber threats. As of now, Nozomi Networks' full suite of OT and IoT cybersecurity solutions is available globally through Emerson.

Earlier this year, Nozomi Networks and Siemens also extended their partnership by embedding Nozomi Networks' software into the Siemens Scalance LPE local processing engine.

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